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    Podcast | Would You Use Science to Get the 'Perfect' Body?

    (National Science Day is celebrated annually on 28 February to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. Sir Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for this discovery.)Given a chance, is there any person on planet Earth who would say NO to changing something about their body? A tweak here, a little height, better...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Here's the List of Comorbidities Listed for COVID-19 Vaccination

    The Union Health Ministry on Saturday, 27 March, released the final list of comorbidities approved for phase 2 of vaccination starting March 1. It has fixed the price of COVID-19 vaccines at Rs 250 per dose at private hospitals for people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with comorbidities. People will be vaccinated free of cost at the government hospitals.So...

    • yesterday
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    Govt Fixes COVID Vaccine Price at Rs 250 per Dose

    The Union Government has fixed the price of vaccines at Rs 250 for a dose which would be available at private hospitals for people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with comorbidities, and will be vaccinated starting March 1, sources said.However, the prices are subjected to change until further notice. The government has decided that the people will be vaccinated free of cost...

    • yesterday
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    Blood Tests May Predict Severe Outcomes in COVID Patients: Study

    Researchers have reported that a series of biomarkers, or biological signals, associated with white blood cell activation and obesity can predict severe outcomes in Covid-19 patients.The findings, published in the journal Blood Advances, indicated that five proteins (resistin, lipocalin-2, HGF, IL-8, and G-CSF) that are associated with neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, were...

    • 2 days ago
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    Not All 'Good' Cholesterol Is Good for You, Warn Researchers

    After analysing the genetic characteristics that determine the size of good cholesterol particles, a team of researchers has demonstrated that not all good cholesterol is healthy.The findings indicate that people with large high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles have an increased risk of myocardial infarction, while only small HDL particles are actually associated with decreased...

    • 2 days ago
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    NHS Warns Against Gwyneth Paltrow's Long COVID 'Healing' Methods

    Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been reprimanded by England's National Health services for spreading misinformation about covid and promoting unverified 'alternate treatments', reports the BCC.The Iron Man actress had revealed that she had caught covid 'early on', and was now suffering from 'long-tail fatigue and brain fog', taking to her...

    • 2 days ago
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    Pfizer Testing a Third Booster Dose of COVID Vaccine

    Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech said that they have begun an evaluation of the safety and immunogenicity of a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (BNT162b2).It is to understand the effect of a booster on immunity against Covid-19 caused by the circulating and potential newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, the companies said in a statement on Thursday.Albert Bourla,...

    • 2 days ago
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    Pfizer COVID Vaccine Cuts Transmission Risk After One Dose: Study

    Findings from a UK study have revealed that a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech reduces the number of asymptomatic infections and the risk of transmission, reported Reuters.The study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, looked at thousands of tests conducted on healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England and found that 0.8% tests from unvaccinated workers...

    • 2 days ago
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    Can Some Sunshine a Day Keep Depression at Bay?

    25-year-old Priyanka was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder in 2015. And since then she's been on a combination of medication and therapy to treat her depression."Over the years, it's been good, bad, and worse, on and off," she says.Recently, having switched psychiatrists altogether, Priyanka was recommended a routine checkup by her new doctor. While her thyroid, blood...

    • 3 days ago
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    COVID on the Rise Again? India Reports 16557 New Cases, 120 Deaths

    Fresh Covid-19 cases are showing a worryingly upward trend over the past one week, with the country reporting 16,577 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,10,63,491 on 26 February, Friday, Union Health Ministry said.While the latest number of fresh cases is 161 less than the previous day, the situation continues to remain worrisome since the positivity rate has...

    • 3 days ago

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